But for a group of John Curtin College of the Arts students, the chance to stand side-by-side with friends and loved ones touched by cancer was too important to pass up.
Almost a dozen students will go under the clippers in the World’s Greatest Shave in the hope of raising $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
They all have personal reasons for taking part; one is doing it for her mother, another for her mother’s best friend, a third for the mothers of his two best friends, all of whom have battled cancer.
For Milli Weaver, watching her mother lose her hair after being diagnosed last September prompted her to get involved.
“I want to stand in solidarity with her and raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation,” she said.
“Cancer touches too many people.”
Maya Quinn said she couldn’t let her best friend be bald by herself, so she jumped on board and then more friends put up their hands to be involved.
“Hair grows back, so people – be brave and shave,” she said.
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